'This feels unreal': Playing Encore pays off big for Amherstburg man who won $1 million
Lee Evans, 47, of Amherstburg won $1 million by saying yes to Encore. (courtesy OLG)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- An Amherstburg father of two couldn’t believe his eyes when he scanned his winning lottery ticket — to the tune of $1 million.
Lee Evans, a 47-year-old automotive worker said yes to Encore and matched all seven numbers in exact order in the April 2 Lotto Max draw to win $1 million.
“I scanned my ticket while in my car and didn’t believe what I was seeing,” he said. “My wife and I were overjoyed!”
Evans said he always plays numbers that are meaningful to him, like birthdays and this time it paid off big.
“This feels unreal. It’s so overwhelming – a big sigh of relief,” he said.
Evans plans to invest his winnings, save some for his children’s education and take a vacation once it’s safe to travel again.
The winning ticket was purchased at Simcoe Variety on Simcoe Street in Amherstburg.